FAQS

Sapphō’s Brightening Serum is an outstanding solution that combats aging and brightens and improves skin tone. It is designed to work hand in hand with our Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum for boosted antiaging treatment and Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil to combat ROS-aging in the skin.

The Brightening Serum is formulated with powerful ingredients to hydrate, brighten, and firm the skin. It contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radicals and environmental stressors, which can accelerate aging. Additionally, the serum is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish and revitalize the skin and boost collagen production, leaving your skin looking refreshed and luminous.

For best results, we recommend using Sapphō’s Brightening Serum each morning before applying Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum and Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil.

Start by applying a small amount of the Brightening Serum to your face and neck, gently massaging it into your skin. Before it absorbs completely, follow up immediately with Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum to boost collagen production, improve skin texture and elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Finally, finish your skincare routine with a few drops of Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil to deeply nourish and protect your skin against environmental stressors and free radicals.

These products in the recommended order will provide a comprehensive and effective anti-aging treatment for your skin, helping you achieve a more youthful, radiant complexion.

Sapphō’s Brightening Serum contains licorice extract, which may be a concern during pregnancy. As a precaution, we recommend switching to our Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum (hereafter HDTP Serum) if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum is a safe alternative for expecting and nursing mothers. It is formulated with a unique blend of botanical extracts free from ingredients that may be of concern during pregnancy.

Additionally, HDTP Serum is tested for toxic compounds such as Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), and Iron (Fe) to guarantee non-toxicity.

Using Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum during pregnancy will help keep your skin youthful and radiant without any risk to your health or your baby. You can follow up with our Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil, which is tested for 21 toxic compounds, including heavy metals, mycotoxins, phthalates, and others.

Last but not least, we always recommend consulting your healthcare provider before using new skincare products during pregnancy.

Our Sapphō’s Brightening Serum is formulated to complement our other skincare products, including our Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum, Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil, and our line of botanical Skin Tonics and Cleansers.


When used with Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum, the Brightening Serum’s powerful ingredients synergistically boost collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone.

Meanwhile, our Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil helps to deliver antioxidants that protect the skin against ROS-induced aging.

To get the most out of your skincare routine, we recommend using our Blue Hermēs Revitalizing Mask 2-3 times a week if you have combination or oily skin and 1-2 times a week if you have dry skin. This mask is formulated with natural ingredients, including our blue-green algae and baobab, to detoxify and soothe the skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.

If your skin is dry or sensitive, but you want to brighten and tone your skin, you can substitute the Ex Prūnīs Antioxidant Treatment Oil with richer Eratō’s Multipurpose Essence in combination with our Sapphō’s Brightening Serum.

Yes! All Phaedra Botanicals products are vegan.

We are proud to be a vegan brand committed to creating skincare products that are effective but also ethical and sustainable.

Our ingredients are carefully selected and sourced from suppliers who share our commitment to animal welfare. We work with trusted suppliers committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing practices, ensuring that our ingredients are vegan and of the highest quality.

Yes, that’s correct! At Phaedra Botanicals, we are proud to be cruelty-free and committed to creating skincare products that are effective but also ethical and sustainable. We firmly believe that animal testing is unnecessary and unethical, and we are committed to ensuring that our products are never tested on animals.

As a European company based within the EU, we follow the strict regulations governing the beauty industry, which bans all animal testing on final products or ingredients included. It means that we review each component regarding this matter to guarantee that our products are 100% cruelty-free and that no animals have been harmed in any aspect of our product development, ingredients sourcing, or production processes.

Sapphō's Brightening Serum by Phaedra Botanicals
Close up of Sapphō's Brightening Serum placed on freshly cut aloe vera